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Manufacturing Engineer II

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Engineering

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

Description

Position Description:
This engineer works on a cross-functional Manufacturing Engineering team to support several aspects of the consumable manufacturing process. Partners with internal team members and vendors to optimize product performance.  Performs troubleshooting and routine maintenance of basic to moderate manual and automated manufacturing processes.  Leverages experience and skillset to implement best practices within the realm of consumable medical device manufacturing by identifying root causes and recommending solutions. Contributes to the resolution of basic to moderate manufacturing engineering problems.
  
Job Summary  
This engineer works on a cross-functional Manufacturing Engineering team to support most aspects of the biochemical reagent, formulation, and consumable manufacturing process. Partners with internal team members and vendors to optimize product performance.  Performs troubleshooting and routine maintenance of moderate to complex manual and automated manufacturing processes.  Leverages experience and skillset to implement best practices with the realm of consumable medical device manufacturing by identifying root causes and recommending solutions. Contributes to the resolution of moderate to complex manufacturing engineering problems.
 
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities  
Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality System.
Supports most aspects of biochemical reagent, formulation, and consumable product manufacturing process.
Provides direction and oversight of junior engineers.
Works with vendors to optimize product performance.
Collects and analyzes data to determine performance of the product.
Builds relationships both internally and externally as a member of a cross-functional team.
Troubleshooting and routine maintenance of manufacturing equipment.
Assisting with NCR investigations, write-ups, and product dispositions.
Implements best practices and corrective actions.
Identifying previously unknown process variables and implementing best practices.
Performs FMEA to identify root causes of problems and present possible solutions.
Contributes to solving moderate to complex manufacturing engineering and / biochemistry production problems.
Makes design and technical decisions subject to review by Manufacturing Engineering Manager.
Generates variety of technical documentation including WIDs, technical reviews, studies, and executive summaries.
Performs primary duties in a clean room environment.
Develops and executes validation of new equipment and processes consistent with FDA standards.  Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Travel: some travel required.
 
Team: usually works on a team with several technicians, engineers, and a project manager.
Experience - Minimum time and type experience required for this position. 3 years of experience in Engineering or related field including performance consistent with said experience, or 2 years of experience with a master’s degree in engineering, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Life Science, or Equivalent

Skills:    

Manufacturing Engineering Support of Manufacturing, Reagent Production, Quality control, Process control, and Equipment:
Failure investigation
Trouble shooting and repair of production equipment and instrumentation.
Technical writing
Inspection
Process validation
Familiar with FDA standards
Nucleic acid chemistry
 
 Experience with the following is preferred:
 
GD&T; SPC
Film and plastic bonding and sealing
SolidWorks
Sheet metal design
Materials (e.g. plastics, aluminum, copper, steel, etc.)
Pneumatics
Machining (esp. CNC)
PLC
Electrical Schematics
  
Experience with the following is highly preferred:
 
Trouble shooting and repair of reagent production equipment and instrumentation used in olgio synthesis and PCR chemistries. (liquid handling robots, HPLCs, LCMSs, oligo synthesizers, Lyophilizers, labelers, and tube and plate sealers etc.)
Nucleic acid purification and characterization
 
Physical Requirements: 
 
Able to safely lift 50 pounds.

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BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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